There are 2 main definitions of banker in English:

Share this entry

banker 1

Line breaks: bank¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbaŋkə/

noun

1A person who manages or owns a bank or group of banks.
Example sentences
  • They do it to bulge the bank accounts of bankers, company managers, and investors all over the world.
  • The article discusses six Barclays bankers who managed to spend £44,000 on one meal.
  • We have been acting as bankers and managers to public issues.
1.1The person running the table, controlling play, or acting as dealer in some gambling or board games.
Example sentences
  • When you bet, you place the money on the table and the banker detaches an equal amount from the bank to match your bet.
  • In Pai Gow Poker, do you ever recommend being the banker?
  • To win at Pai Gow poker, you have to beat both of the banker's hands with both of your hands.
2British A supposedly certain bet: the horse should be a banker for him in the Members' race
More example sentences
  • The banker has to be Baracouda (Stayers' Hurdle, Thur 1435).
  • The opening race of the meeting, which began to the sound of the famous Cheltenham cheer, was won by Brave Inca, one of the Irish bankers of the meeting.
  • Moscow Flyer also proved to be the pick of Geraghty's winners last year, taking the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the 10-year-old as his banker once again this year.
2.1A result forecast identically (while other forecasts differ) in several football-pool entries on one coupon.
Example sentences
  • If they did, shrewd, at perhaps not so shrewd, punters would immediately name Newry Town's match as one of their bankers for a score draw.
  • However, this season has surpassed even that of last term, with East Stirling very much the punter's friend if looking for a banker for the fixed odds coupon.
  • You look at some games and they look like a guaranteed banker.

Words that rhyme with banker

anchor, Bianca, canker, Casablanca, Costa Blanca, flanker, franker, hanker, lingua franca, Lubyanka, rancour (US rancor), ranker, Salamanca, spanker, Sri Lanka, tanka, tanker, up-anchor

Definition of banker in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 main definitions of banker in English:

Share this entry

banker 2 Line breaks: bank¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbaŋkə/

noun

1A boat employed in cod fishing off Newfoundland.
Example sentences
  • There has been a long and proud tradition of rowing in Callinafercy down through the years from the banker fishing boat to the present Four Oar and Seine Boat and now the One Design Boat.
2Australian /NZ informal A river flooded to the top of its banks.
Example sentences
  • I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.
3An additional locomotive used to assist a train in ascending an incline.
4A bench at which a stonemason works.

Phrases

run (or come down) a banker

1
Australian /NZ informal (Of a river) flood to the top of, or over, its banks: the creek is running a banker
More example sentences
  • They were back just in time to be saved from the deluge which came down on 6 March causing the creeks to be flooded and the Cooper to run a banker.
  • The Wirreanda, and other creeks, were running a banker after more than seven centimetres of rain.
  • I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.

Definition of banker in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources